Christmas party celebrations are a business opportunity
Apologies for mentioning the “C” word this early in the year, but we know how early things can get booked up for the festive season.
We have a suggestion for you but first, a couple of questions:
- Where do you usually hold your business Christmas party?
- Do you usually invite your clients?
Many companies organise their Christmas party at a local venue but this year, in the post-EU referendum climate of business uncertainty, it is likely you will be watching costs even more closely than you normally do.
On the other hand, it is never a bad idea to reward employees and say thank you for all their hard work so cancelling the Christmas party is not likely to be an option.
You could hold the party at your business premises. Hosting the party at your business could bring other benefits.
While business uncertainty is likely to be a feature of life for some time and companies can expect to have to work harder to keep their customers happy and loyal, innovative marketing is going to be more important.
So why not make your Christmas event work for you at another level by inviting your clients and customers to join you?
It will give you the opportunity to thank them for their custom, allow them to get to know the people who fulfil their orders and to whom they may only have talked on the phone. It will also give you the opportunity to show them around your premises so they have a better idea of any further possibilities of working closer together.
A Christmas party on your own premises could be more cost effective and more productive but that does not mean it needs to cause more work.
An experienced outside bar and catering company can take care of the supply and service of a bar, drinks and catering for you. So, in effect all you need to do it turn up and relax with your clients and staff.
Depending on how formal or informal you want your party to be you can choose from canapes to a barbecue to a sit down meal. Or if you’d like a themed event with a particular type of food and drink that’s no problem.
We will meet you to talk through the options so that you can choose the level of service to fit your budget. We can help with the planning and on the day we’ll set up all that is required, provide the staff and most importantly, we’ll clear up afterwards.
All you have to do is circulate and enjoy!